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Steven J. Gilbert
New MacBook (Pro)
on Nov 4, 2008 at 6:10:57 pm

I am going to be upgrading soon to an HMC-150 and have been looking at new laptop to replace the MacBook I had ripped off. I have the latest version of Final Cut Express for cutting small projects. I was wondering if the old MacBook (White) 2.1 Ghz could handle AVCHD or do I have to get a MacBook Pro to handle this. Thanks.


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Noah Kadner
Re: New MacBook (Pro)
on Nov 4, 2008 at 8:23:18 pm

I'd get a Macbook Pro. Not saying an older MB alone can't handle AVCHD but if it does your performance is going to be rough. AVCHD is hugely processor intensive and you want a fast machine.

Noah

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Steven J. Gilbert
Re: New MacBook (Pro)
on Nov 4, 2008 at 9:03:18 pm

I realize the MBP does not replace a dual quad-core MP, but does it make since to get the 24" monitor if I don't plan to get a tower any time soon? Thanks.


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Noah Kadner
Re: New MacBook (Pro)
on Nov 5, 2008 at 5:14:36 pm

Yeah it's not a bad option. Just make sure to get the RAM and you want the fastest graphics card you can afford.

Noah

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